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Hotspot Shield VPN Allegedly Violating Users’ Internet Privacy

VPNs are presumed to be the holy grail of internet privacy, but recent accusations against Hotspot Shield bring back every netizen’s worst fear—nothing can truly protect you online. This has compelled users worldwide to do a background check on their VPN providers. It’s a well-known fact that numerous... Read More »

Beware! New Phishing Technique Targets Facebook Users

The latest phishing trend narrows its target to Facebook users, through a process called URL padding. Security experts note that the hacking technique specifically aims to infiltrate mobile phones using the social network. This particular phishing practice involves making deceptive links look like legitimate ones. Users then click... Read More »

Groups Call for Strong Encryption to Protect Online Privacy

A recent ministerial meeting between officials from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia—a surveillance partnership known as “Five Eyes”—has inspired a strong call for the preservation of encryption as a means to safeguard internet security. In an open letter drafted by a total... Read More »

App to Prevent Voice Hacking Uses Smartphone Compass

It has now been established that mobile phones and other handheld devices have already overtaken conventional PCs as the medium for accessing the internet. That straightaway pits these millions of devices, smartphones or tablets open to internet security threats of all kinds. What is more critical is that... Read More »

Windows 7 and 8.1 Users Vulnerable to NTFS Bug

A new NTFS bug has caused Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 desktops to slow down performance and even crash. Those who are still running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on their PCs should be aware of this new vulnerability, which is an unusual bug. However, desktops that run... Read More »

U.S. President Trump Signs New Executive Order on Cybersecurity

The President of the United States recently signed an executive order to improve cybersecurity measures inside the country. The order included items to review the cybersecurity of federal companies and to improve critical infrastructure. Initially, President Donald Trump was supposed to have signed the executive order soon after... Read More »

Three-Factor Authentication for Stronger Internet Security

Three Factor Authentication, or 3FA, makes use of three authentication methods to confirm users’ identities through credentials. The three categories are typically knowledge, possession, and inheritance. Improving Security A three-factor authentication dramatically enhances internet security. This is because it is difficult and rather unlikely, all things considered, that... Read More »